The Hirsch & Westheimer trial group enjoys a complimentary blend of seasoned veterans and aggressive young professionals earning their stripes in the rough and tumble litigation environment. Any commercial situation that you can imagine has probably been litigated by a Hirsch & Westheimer lawyer.
Our experience covers a broad range of commercial and business tort litigation, and includes banking and financial industry issues, trusts and estates, construction, oil and gas, employment, and bankruptcy, as well as the diverse needs of our other commercial and individual clients.
Founded in 1918, Nyemaster Goode is Iowa's largest law firm with offices in Des Moines, Ames, and Cedar Rapids. Our broadly diverse practice enables us to offer solutions to the most challenging legal issues in virtually every area of the law to companies that range in size from emerging start-ups to Fortune 500s, as well as to individuals.
William (“Pat”) Huttenbach is a litigation attorney concentrating on civil matters at Hirsch & Westheimer, P.C. He has been asked to be an expert witness on issues concerning UCC sections 3, 4 and 4A. He has answered over 200 lawsuits involving UCC sections 3, 4 and/or 4A issues. He has also personally answered over 2,000 garnishment lawsuits. Pat has written numerous articles on banking topics, and has given speeches to the banking industry on how to better protect banks in litigation through updated deposit agreements. Pat also routinely handles many other types of lawsuits against banks including lender liability claims, FCRA claims, FDCPA claims, Texas Finance Code claims, tortious interference claims, insurance claim litigation, fidelity and surety insurance coverage, DTPA claims, injunctions, employment law, landlord-tenant disputes, probate matters, property disputes, real estate tax litigation, breach of contract, business torts, construction law disputes, defamation, libel and slander, and other general business matters.
John Blyth has an active Business, Finance, and Real Estate practice. He is the head of the firm’s Public Finance practice group. John has developed a broad-based and diverse background commercial finance, consumer finance, and public finance practice and financial institution BSA/AML and economic sanctions regulatory practice, building on his varied professional experiences.
Prior to joining Nyemaster Goode in 2012, John served for more than 11 years in various in-house legal and compliance roles for affiliates of De Lage Landen, a global provider of leasing, business and consumer finance services, including as general counsel in De Lage Landen’s London office from 2008 to 2011. John was in private practice in Des Moines for 20 years prior to his move to De Lage Landen representing commercial banks and other lenders in asset based lending, securitizations, secured and unsecured commercial lending and consumer finance transactions involving various structures and serving as bond counsel and underwriter, issuer, and borrower counsel in traditional government financing and conduit financing transactions.